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Apr 28, 2013 5:30pm PDT
, there is a growing consensus from both sides of the aisle on what not to do. abc's reena ninan at the white house tonight. >> reporter: lawmakers from both parties, today, said president obama needed to take stronger action against syria, following reports chemical weapons were used by the regime. the options range from enforcing no-fly zones, to more aid for rebels. but all sides agree on one thing. >> no country in the region wants boots on the ground. >> i don't want boots on the ground. >> i would not support boots on the ground. >> reporter: but the syrian opposition is begging for action. >> we're asking the united states, with its drone technology, with its surgical strike technology, to help us disable bashar al assad from the use of chemical weapons. >> reporter: it's not that simple, says the administration. following bombings, a strike was used on an alleged sudanese chemical factory in 1998. but that intel turned out to be controversial. and there is still the specter of the empty search for wmds in iraq. critics say a plan is needed to keep chemical weapons out of the extremists' han
Apr 28, 2013 5:00am PDT
night only president obama becomes comedian in chief. he was a hit last night during the annual white house correspondents' dinner. it's a chance for the president to acknowledge journalists, us, executives with praise and insults. and there was no one offlimits. >> and without further adieu, i'd like to introduce the president of the united states. ♪ >> thank you. thank you everybody. how do you like my new entrance music? rush limbaugh warned you about this, second term, baby. we're changing things around here a little bit. actually, my advisors were a little worried about the new rap entrance music. they are a little more traditional. they suggested that i should start with some jokes at my own expense. just take myself down a peg. i was like, guys, after four and a half years, how many pegs are there left? i want to thank the white house correspondents, ed, you're doing an outstanding job. we are grateful for the great work you've done. to all the dignitaries who are here, everybody i especially want to say thank you to ray who does outstanding service for our country and all ou
Apr 28, 2013 2:00pm PDT
performance at the white house correspondents kinner mr. obama earned a new title -- comedian in chief. here's a sampling. >> the problem is that the media landscape is changing so rapidly. yo can't keep up with it. ieóean when buzz feed was just something i did in college around 2:00 a.m. it's true.i; recently though i found a new favorite source for political news. these guys are gret. i think everybody here should check it out. they tell it like it is. called i can not get enough of it. fact is i really do respect the press. i recognize that the press and i have different jobs to do. my job is to be president, your job is to keep me humble. frankly, i think i'm doing my job part of the problem is everybody is so cynical. i mean we're con feeding cynicism suspicion, conspiracies. you remember a few months ago, my administration put out a photograph of me going skeet remember that? and quite a number of people insisted that this had been photo shopped. but tonight i have something to confess. you were right. guys can we show them the actual photo? we
Apr 27, 2013 6:00pm PDT
is really president obama's chance to get even. and keep this in mind, no one is safe. at the white house correspondents' dinner everyone is fair game. even the president's own cabinet. >> four years later she won't stop drunk-texting me from cartagena. >> reporter: political foes better watch out. in 2009 president obama took this jab at then house minority leader john boehner. >> after all, we have a lot in common. he is a person of color. although not a color that appears in the natural world. ♪ ♪ asked the girl what she wanted to be ♪ even pop stars make good targets. >> the jonas brothers are here. they're out there somewhere. sasha and malia are huge fans. but boys, don't get any ideas. i have two words for you. predator drones. you will never see it coming. you think i'm joking. >> reporter: but just how far with can a president go? jon favreau is president obamas former speechwriter. >> these are really hard speeches to do because the really funny jokes you can't use. and then there's a whole bunch of jokes that just sound really cheesy because they're like typical politicia
Apr 28, 2013 3:00am PDT
to take you back to the white house correspondents' dinner where president barack obama is talking about his offensive in washington. >> i am not giving up. in fact, i'm taking my charm offense on the road. a texas barbecue with ted cruz. kentucky blue grass concert with rand paul. and a book burning with michele bachmann. my charm offense has helped me learn a few things in congress. it turns out, absolutely nothing. but the point of my charm offensive is simple. we need to make progress on simple issues. take the sequester. republicans fell in love with this thing and now they can't stop talking about how much they hate it. it's like we're trapped in a taylor swift album. one senator who has reached across the aisle recently is marco rubio. but i don't know about 2016. i mean, the dguy has not even finished a single term in the senate and he thinks he's ready to be president. kids these days. i, on the other hand, have run my last campaign. on thursday, as ed mentioned, i went to the opening of the bush presidential library in dallas. it was a wonderful event and that inspired me to ge
Apr 30, 2013 5:00pm EDT
conversations] >> president obama held a news conference earlier today at the white house, marking the 100th day of his second term in office. he discussed a range of issues come including use of chemical weapons in syria. the investigation into the boston marathon bombings and immigration. here is part of those comments now about syria. >> even separate from the chemical weapons issue, what is happening in syria is a blog -- on the international general public got to make sure we do everything we can to protect the syrian people. in that context, what i've also said is the use of chemical weapons would be a game changer. not simply for the united states, but the international community. the reason is that established international law norms that say we use these kinds of weapons. you have the potential of killing massive numbers of people in the most inhumane way possible. the proliferation rusks are so significant we don't want that genie out of the box. so when i said the use of chemical weapons would be a game changer, that was in a position unique to the united states and it shouldn't been
Apr 27, 2013 6:15pm EDT
. obama is chatting with right now, you can see the president talking with ed henry, the white house correspondent for fox news, previously cnn, longtime viewers of the washington journal remember that for years ed henry did ourressional updates on morning program. that is the head table at the white house correspondents dinner. >> continued live coverage on c- span of the white house correspondent's dinner at the hilton hotel in dupont circle. this may be 7-8 blocks from the white house, just north of dupont circle which is about 21st street in washington. the white house is in the 1600 block. ,his is a tweet from g tweeting, dear people of washington, please eat a little faster. it is 1:59 a.m. in the uk and i just want to hear the speeches. ,ome of the guests attending mayor bloomberg, barbra streisand and kevin spacey. asaw kevin spacey earlier, lot of you criticizing c-span for not getting barbra streisand on camera. my guess is, we would have shown her if we had found her by now. i don't know if she's actually there. i think she is. michael j fox as a guest of nbc, along with m
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May 2, 2013 6:00pm PDT
in the first place. simply put, if you're looking for somebody to blame for the white house tours being canceled, call obama. if you want to know who's responsible for all those airport delays across the country last week, call obama. now meanwhile on capitol hill, two of the president's top legislative priorities they're now on life support. first and foremost his tireless attempt to limit the second amendment rights of law-abiding americans, it failed and it failed miserably. secondly, he's been completely incapable of making any sort of progress on immigration reform, and of course his budget is dead on arrival. so much for this promise. >> enact comprehensive immigration reform once and for all. we can't wait 20 years from now to do it. we can't wait 10 years from now to do it. we need to do it by the end of my first term as president of the united states of america. >> sean: he missed that deadline. maybe if he spends less time on vacation, less time on the golf course over the next three year, maybe he could accomplish something. however keep in mind even when the president is abl
Apr 29, 2013 6:00am PDT
to you guys. >> thanks. 6:53. president obama poking fun at himself and others at this weekend's white house correspondence dinner. >> there were plenty of jokes to go around. >> i went to the opening of the bush presidential library in dallas. it was a wonderful event and that inspired me to get started on my own legacy which will begin by building another next to the bush library. can we show that? second term, need a burst of new energy. tryout new things and my team and i talked about it. we were willing to try anything. we borrowed one of michelle 's tricks. >> it's always funny. but wasn't all jokes. the president closed by noting the recent tragedies in boston and texas and praising the first responders. >> very good. time now is 6 6:54. coming up a final check of top stories. >> talk about a warmup. the rolling stones surprised efrp and had social media buzzing. ,, female narrator: for over 60,000 california female narrator: for over 60,000 california foster children a pair of shoes is a small but important gift. my shoes have a hole in them. i can barely fit in these anymore.
Apr 28, 2013 6:00am EDT
>> next, comments from president obama and conan o'brien from the 99th annual -- white house correspondents dinner hosted at the hilton hotel. ♪ >> thank you. thank you, everybody. how do you like my new entrance music? [applause] rush limbaugh warned you about this, second term, baby. [laughter] we are changing things around here little bit. [laughter] were ay, my advisors little worried about the new rap entrance music. they are a little more traditional. they suggested that i should start with some jokes at my own expense. .ake myself down a peg i was like, guys, after four and a half years, how many tags are are there -- pegs left? [laughter] i want to think the white house correspondents. ed, you are doing an outstanding job. we are grateful for the great work you have done. [laughter] -- [applause] that is all the dignitaries that are here, everybody on the dais. i especially want to thank ray does outstanding work for our country, all of our men and women in uniform, and of course, our extraordinary first lady, michelle obama. [applause] loves michelle. ,"e's on the
Apr 30, 2013 10:00am EDT
room of the white house where in a few minutes we expect president obama to come to announce an initiative for military veterans and a private sector jobs initiatives for veterans and military spouses. vice president joe biden and dr. joe biden and the first lady will also be any attendance. pomona, calif., on the independent line. caller: think of taking my call. i think the president is doing a wonderful job. -- thank you for taking my call. listening to these ungrateful people and things he has to deal with, he has held this ship up when we are going down in the dumps. they say that he blames everything on them, but all of the things that have taken place and that are viewed as negative, a lot of them happened before obama came into office. going back to one of president obama's campaign rally cries, the people really need help, we need to get fired up, ready to go in 2014 because we are tired things. the woman quoting appears three times when these lives are at stake? preschool.t, losing you know, it's time for us to get the children now. president obama is not a divider.
Apr 28, 2013 7:00am PDT
offensive tackle dave quizenbury, and mark anthony to the ravens. >>> it's 9:26, and president obama laps up controversy at the white house correspondence dinner >> for dmample whole controversy about jay z going to cuba. unbelievable. i've got 99 problems and now jay z is one of them. >> we'll tell you the best jokes of the night including one about california attorney general pamela harris. >> and an intruder is expected of stabbing a nine-year-old girl in her rancho calaveras home has been on the run for nearly 20 hours. the latest on the manhunt and homicide investigations. >>> we're doing a house-to- house search. in some cases we're searching extensively into attics. >> a manhunt is under way in calaveras county this morning, after a young girl was killed inside her own home. good morning, welcome back to mornings on 2. it's sunday, april 28th. i'm claudine wong. >> and i'm mike mibach. the stabbing happened yesterday in the rancho calaveras area, about 60 miles southeast of sacramento, and the suspect is still on the loose, katie udhes has been tracking this story all morning. what's
Apr 27, 2013 11:10pm EDT
. >> who are you looking forward to seeing the most? >> obama, for me. >> enqueue so much. >> next, tonight's 99th annual washington correspondents dinner at the washington hilton hotel here in washington, dc. the dinner includes awards and scholarships to journalists, remarks from white house correspondents association president at henry, and remarks from michelle obama, the president, and comedian conan o'brien. >> i'm going to need everybody to be quiet. i've got some secret video that we shot. the process of what goes into this dinner. you guys out there fight so hard for tickets to this dinner, you fight so hard, push so hard for better table placement, but i was stunned at how intense it got. i thought i had seen it all, until a certain congressman i see sitting up here tried to take over this dinner. , we cannot have you stockpiling all of these tickets, deciding where everybody gets to sit. i really need you to release >> some of these tables. >>>> you know my motto. you scratch my back, i will not last rate yours. >> i have integrity. >> i've seen your work, ed. let's not kid ourse
Apr 29, 2013 6:00am EDT
, but bush well knows about them. will you go to the white house correspondent with me? when obama came in, there was a lot of electricity, history making, bombs and that's what tom brokaw was reacting to. it became a complete originally of celebrity spotting and taking iphone pictures with people and it got kind of ridiculous. >> do you miss the good old days, john? >> i don't care for this event very much. i think it's gotten way out of control. i think the comments last year had some impact and it was slightly tamped down. >> really? >> not a lot. >> to me, the only disappointing piece of this is the whole point of this dinner is to raise money for the scholarship. >> no, that's not the point of the dinner. >> aus tebsbly, that's the point of the dinner. that's $300,000. and you think about the millions of dollars that these organizationes and companies and everybody who shows up spends and to think that this all they're doing is taking in a couple hundred thousands for the scholarships -- >> the point of the dinner is to make everybody in the room feel cool and important. and that's wh
May 1, 2013 1:00pm EDT
.c.c. >> again, we're in the east room of the white house this afternoon. we're waiting if president obama he is set to make two staff nominations, congressman mel watt to be the head of the finance agency, that agency oversees fannie mae and freddie mac. tom wheeler will replace the outgoing chair of the f.c.c. the announcement is set to happen here in just a moment ere on c-span. >> president obama set to appear here in the east room of the white house in just a moment making a couple of staff nominations. congressman mel watt districting the finance agency and replacing julius genachowski is the chair of the f.c.c. would be tom wheeler who is the former president of the national cable television. homeland security chair announced today that they have set a date for hearings to taking place, examining the boston bombings and implications for homeland security. that is scheduled for may 9. witnesses include the boston police commission davis and senator joe lieberman of connecticut. that is next thursday starting at 9:00 a.m. eastern. we will likely cover that. from the associated press toda
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Apr 27, 2013 7:00pm PDT
jeanine: and what do you think the biggest joke is going to be tonight? i mean years of obama car and what are they going to joke about? >> the sequester. with everything going on the planes and white house tours and everything. i think it will be sequester all the way. >> judge jeanine: and brian? >> obviously probably going to be the congress that can't seem to get anything done. universal background checks for guns. nine out of ten americans want it. not going to happen. want them to stop messing around with social security. mean in out of ten americans want them to do that but it is not going to happen. i would point out huh disconnected congress and john boehner and the rest of the house is from the rest of the population. >> judge jeanine: just john boehner? hair reid? >> the entire kaw you cuss. >> i'm glad he took a little bit of blame, there, too. it is not all on or side which it is not. >> judge jeanine: steven crowd hear do you think the big topic will be tonight? >> tough to distinguish between celebrities or fox news anchors. that is a game i lik to play because the attractiv
May 3, 2013 7:00am PDT
at least as it concerns background checks president obama will work this issue well and continue to work. the white house believes there is polling data that for some of the senators that voted against the background check amendment the first time they can change their minds, that is something the white house is trying to do. >> senator manchin wants to do something, struggling to find a way to come back. >> absolutely. you see families putting pressure on the democratic senators. that's why the white house remains hopeful? >> reporter: the big question the white house has to answer does it use the same background check language and apply more political pressure and hope it can win, or does it change the language to attract senators that disliked the first time. they hope it will work to their advantage in 2014 and that's a fact that the white house must consider as it looks to legislation and the underlying politics. norah and charlie. >> major garrett, thanks. >>> unemployment hitting a four-year low. the jobless rate went down to 7.5%. employers added 165,000 j
Apr 27, 2013 4:00am PDT
... >>> the white house correspondents dinner kicks off about twelve hours or so from now here in washington. when president obama is expected to deliver a speech that includes some humor. but for one former presidential speech writer, the day is remembered for a speech that was never delivered. joining me now is political humorist mark katz who was the in-house comedic speech yeutter for president bill clinton. welcome, mark. i know you've got this new piece in the daily beast about what you call the funniest speech bill clinton never gave. and you write about how the white hou white house decided against giving your speech in 1995 because it was only ten days after the oklahoma city bombing and they were concerned it was too funny. so could that happen again with the boston bombing? >> i think more accurately it was the best speech he never gave. because for the fact that he never gave it, he gave another speech that really kind of tapped in to his -- his -- an eloquent voice that kind of gave voice to our -- our national resolve to fight terrorism. so this is a, you know, each white house corre
Apr 27, 2013 5:00am PDT
: where obama, boehner, and biden share a room with clooney, and even kim kardashian. white house briefings take a back seat to some gentle ribbing. >> you remember when the country rallied around you in hopes of a better tomorrow? that was hilarious. >> reporter: while washington is often called hollywood for ugly people, on this night, the real stars shine. glitz and glam overruns the town and everyone wants to party late into the night. >> washington's gone very hollywood. it's not the nerd prom anymore. >> reporter: and while the event raises scholarship money for aspiring journalism students -- >> all right, everybody. >> reporter: it also lowers the bar for presidential discourse. >> no one is prouder to put this birth certificate matter to rest than the donald. that's because he can get back to focusing on the issues that matter. like did we fake the moon landing. >> reporter: president obama is great at using comedy as a weapon to entertain people, educate us, and eviscerate his opponents. >> it's great to be here this evening in the vast, magnificent hilton ballroom. or w
May 3, 2013 3:00am PDT
for the white house and it's showing when it comes to recent appointments? >> a couple of cabinet picks this week, top appointments this week by president obama shows sort of a second term approach. officials tell glenn thrush who wrote this piece in the first term the president was more likely to make a cabinet pick for political reasons or because people told him he should or because he had to. this cabinet is more of his cabinet. people he wants in there. we saw that yesterday with the nomination of penny pritsker who helped get obama his career started and part of the chicago group that first started with him and she has -- because of her family, holding, she has a complicated confirmation hearing but the president is willing to go through that. also with the federal housing credit agency which oversees fannie mae, freddie mac and picking mel watt a democrat from the chart area of north carolina. republicans thought they had hair own plan in the works to reform fannie and freddie and that is not going to happen. mel has good relations with the banking community there and the republi
May 3, 2013 9:00am EDT
cruz from texas. c-span's road to the white house 2016 coverage gets underway live tonight at 7:30 p.m. eastern. president obama on the second to of his three-day trip latin america spoke to students about how to be added to its of some americans toward mexicans have tapped into stereotypes and called for greater unity moving forward. >> despite all the bonds we share and the people who claim heritage on both sides, our attitudes sometimes hold to those stereotypes. thisamericans always see depicted in violations of border crossing. and let's a minute. many mexicans feel that america disrespects mexico or is trying to impose itself on mexican sovereignty. in both countries, such distortions create misunderstandings. they make it harder for us to move forward together. i have come to mexico to say i think it is important to recognize some realities. including the impressive comrades that we have in mexico. [applause] president's of the remarks earlier today. you can see the entire event tonight in prime time or you can watch it anytime on our website at student can com
Apr 28, 2013 10:30am EDT >> the web site has more about the first lady's including a special section, welcome to the white house, produced by the white house historical association. it with the association, we're offering our special book, " first ladies of the united states of america," comments from noted historians and thoughts from michelle obama on the role of first ladies in history. the discountedor price of $12.95 available at c- by america'sated cable companies in 1979 and brought to you as a public service by your television provider. >> i went in. i walked in the kiosk. i said i was bob ney here to report. they said they knew one of my campaign managers in ohio. mail from california and massachusetts waiting on me. the go through the most embarrassing part of the stripped-down. , and thethe intake warden told the man to get away saying i could find my own way. clothes.the newbie another prisoner said, who is your escort? i said, a little guy in a suit yelled at me. he took me in the back way to the laundry room. the man is sitting there and he said, are you the congressman? i said,
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